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Feb 23, 2017
Rotoworld
According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers asked about Justin Verlander this offseason but ultimately thought his price tag was too high.
Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago
Justin Verlander's velocity is in summer form in 1st start

Justin Verlander's velocity is in summer form in 1st start

I dont want to throw a parade, but it was certainly the best first outing Ive seen out of Justin since Ive been here, said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Verlander's fastball averaged 94 mph in 2016.  On Saturday, his first start of the Grapefruit League seasons, he reared back and reached up to 95 mph. "I don't want to throw a parade, but it was certainly the best first outing I've seen out of Justin since I've been here," said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. Verlander tossed two scoreless innings in the Tigers' 11-4 win over the Houston...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 25, 2017
Tigers vs. Astros: Live scoring, stats, chat

Tigers vs. Astros: Live scoring, stats, chat

Justin Verlander will take the hill for the first time in 2017. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Verlander will take the hill for the first time in 2017 when the Detroit Tigers face the Houston Astros Saturday. It's the first game of the Grapefruit League season for the visiting Astros. After Verlander, Blaine Hardy, A.J. Achter, Mark Lowe, Justin Wilson, Shane Greene and Alex Wilson will get a chance to pitch. Beat writer Evan Woodbery will try to jump into the discussion when possible, but won't be able to provide live updates. Please join the conversation in the...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 25, 2017
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander gets start vs. Astros

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander gets start vs. Astros

Former Michigan State pitcher A.J. Achter is scheduled to pitch in relief for the Tigers today. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers will look to get on the scoreboard Saturday after being blanked by the Baltimore Orioles in the Grapefruit League opener. American League Cy Young runner-up Justin Verlander will make his first start and is expected to go two innings. Former Michigan State pitcher A.J. Achter is scheduled to pitch in relief for the Tigers today. GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers vs. Houston AstrosWhen: 1:05 p.m.Where: Joker Marchant...
Rotoworld Feb 23, 2017

Report: Dodgers 'asked' about Justin Verlander - Justin Verlander (S) Detroit Tigers

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers asked about Justin Verlander this offseason but ultimately thought his price tag was too high.
Bless You Boys Feb 23, 2017
Justin Verlander and Chris Archer make up new baseball rules over Twitter

Justin Verlander and Chris Archer make up new baseball rules over Twitter

If the Tigers ace was in charge, he’d eliminate the designated hitter Amid the outcry over MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred killing the four-pitch intentional walk, there has been a lot of professional speculation over which baseball rules should be changed. Writers have done think pieces, players have made jeering tweets, but the Tigers have stayed relatively silent on the matter. However, when Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer asked Twitter for opinions, Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander was quick to offer one. Lots swirling around what needs to be changed about the game of...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 23, 2017
Kate Upton says there's no pre-game sex with Justin Verlander

Kate Upton says there's no pre-game sex with Justin Verlander

Kate Upton reveals some personal details about life with Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander during the MLB season. It happened: Kate Upton was asked about her baseball season sex life with her fiance, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. And she answered, with humor and candor. The super model and actress from St. Joseph, Michigan, was a guest on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. A caller asked Upton, "Which does your fiance prefer to get his head into the game: sex before, or sex after?" Before Upton...
Newsday Feb 22, 2017

Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury must start earning his $21M salary

TAMPA, Fla. -- Back in 2011, the season Jacoby Ellsbury finished runner-up to Justin Verlander for the American League MVP, he was a first-year arbitration player earning $2.4 million from the Red Sox.
Grand Rapids Press Feb 19, 2017
Tigers spring training notebook: A Miggy-Verlander showdown in live BP

Tigers spring training notebook: A Miggy-Verlander showdown in live BP

After several days of bullpen sessions and batting practice, the two were combined Sunday morning for live batting practice. LAKELAND, Fla. -- After several days of bullpen sessions and batting practice, the two were combined Sunday morning for "live batting practice." It essentially means a batter is standing in the box while a pitcher gets his work in. Some pitchers encourage the batters to swing away; others don't. Some give a green-light in certain counts but not others. When Justin Verlander asked spring invitee Efren Navarro if he was swinging on a 2-0...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 15, 2017
Justin Verlander reacts to Kate Upton swimsuit spread with drooling emoji

Justin Verlander reacts to Kate Upton swimsuit spread with drooling emoji

The Detroit Tigers pitcher isnt afraid to share his feelings for his fiance Kate Upton has returned to the cover of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. And no one is happier than her fiance, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. Like most of the known world, Verlander can't help but drool over the beauty of his fiance. She's back! Kate Upton returns to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover for third time Evidence of that can be seen in a Tweet posted earlier today in which the former Cy Young and MVP winner includes three drooling face emojis along with...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 15, 2017
Justin Verlander took Jim Leyland's advice in turning down WBC offer

Justin Verlander took Jim Leyland's advice in turning down WBC offer

Verlander, who turns 34 next week, is coming off an injury-free season in which he was the American League Cy Young runner-up. He didnt want to press his luck. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Verlander wanted to pitch for the American team in this spring's World Baseball Classic, but he had some creeping doubts about whether that was a good idea. Verlander, who turns 34 next week, is coming off an injury-free season in which he was the American League Cy Young runner-up. He didn't want to press his luck. So he called Team USA manager Jim Leyland for advice. "He...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 15, 2017
Justin Verlander on Mike Ilitch: 'He changed my life dramatically'

Justin Verlander on Mike Ilitch: 'He changed my life dramatically'

Verlander said it tears me to pieces that the Tigers came close but didnt win a World Series under Ilitchs ownership. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Spring training opened on a somber note for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, just four days after team owner Mike Ilitch died at the age of 87. Few had closer ties to Ilitch than Justin Verlander, who has been in the organization since the Tigers made him the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2004. "Mr. I., he was like family," Verlander said. "I grew up in this organization and he changed my life dramatically. He changed a lot of...
Boston Herald Feb 14, 2017
First workouts underway for MLB pitchers and catchers

First workouts underway for MLB pitchers and catchers

LAKELAND, Fla. — Winter is over — in baseball, at least.Fifteen major league teams have their first scheduled workouts for pitchers and catchers Tuesday in Florida and Arizona, including the Justin Verlander-led Tigers , the American League champion Indians and a Boston franchise heading into its first season after David Ortizs retirement.Verlander arrives with high hopes after re-emerging as a Cy Young Award contender last season, but Detroit has a lot of ground to make up after Cleveland won the AL Central by eight games. Ortiz led Boston to an AL East title in his final season, and...
Bless You Boys Jan 26, 2017
Tigers Den Roundtable: Which starter is most important to the Tigers in 2017?

Tigers Den Roundtable: Which starter is most important to the Tigers in 2017?

The BYB staff debates which starter(s) the Tigers need most this season. If you examine their numbers as a whole, the Detroit Tigers’ starting rotation was not a problem in 2016. Tigers starters ranked fifth in the American League with 12.5 fWAR, and were tied for fourth with a 4.25 ERA. They posted above average numbers in several other categories, including FIP, strikeout-to-walk ratio, and home run rate. Frankly, I was surprised by these numbers. We all know how dominant Justin Verlander was last season. Aside from him and Michael Fulmer, though, the starting rotation was a question...

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